Make this quick weeknight meal in 40 minutes using canned black beans and smoked sausage, such as Polish kielbasa.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add sausage and cook until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add carrots and shallots to skillet and cook until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add black beans and broth and bring mixture to a boil. Add sausage, reduce heat to a rapid simmer, and cook until carrots are tender, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Serve with more parsley and a dollop of yogurt.

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Cook's Notes

Make this dish up to 2 days ahead. Reheat gently and add parsley to serve.

Reviews (15)

189 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 57
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/10/2019
This recipe has been a regular in our home for years! My kids LOVE it! I did tweak it a little: I use 2 pkgs Klement’s Polish Sausage, sliced and halved, then browned. So they get enough protein. I double the amount of carrots. I also double the chicken broth to 4 cups. It takes longer to simmer and reduce it to a gravy, but it is SO worth it! I do not serve with yogurt, but with Jasmine Rice. Also use curly leaf parsley as it seems consistently less bitter, and less dirty. It feels special yet is easy. My 4 year old just said, “Are you cooking with those hotdogs again?” Why yes, yes I am :)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2018
I was looking for something a little different than the usual chicken, and I wanted a quick, one-pot meal. This was perfect for an easy, weeknight dinner. I read all of the suggestions and changed the recipe slightly by adding a green bell pepper, a little less broth, and serving everything on rice. After browning the kielbasa, I sauteed the shallots, carrots and garlic so they got soft and fragrant. Then I added the bell pepper and finally the beans and then followed the rest of the recipe. I used real sour cream instead of yogurt. It was delicious. By the way, I love Kirby Cuban Black Beans, so I drained them, but didn't rinse them so that they retained some of their spices and used those in this recipe.
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2018
This is delicious. I have made it many times, and serve it over couscous.
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2018
Not bad I’ve been eating parsley a lot for its nutrients and are use sour cream instead of yogurt
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2017
I love this recipe and make it regularly. I do a few things differently but it is basically the same recipe. I use whatever onion I have instead of shallot and I use plain greek yogurt or sour cream instead of plain yogurt. That is all! Yummy!!
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2015
Good, easy and inexpensive. Adding to the weeknight rotation. Next time, I may add red pepper or cayenne. I felt it needed a little something. It is pretty liquidy, so a grain would be good, too.
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Rating: Unrated
01/20/2015
This was really good. I know you are not supposed to hide veggies from your children, but to get any into mine I have to. I pureed the carrots and shallots and my five year old never knew they were there. You could get a lot of veggies in this!! I'll try peas too next time.
Rating: Unrated
01/20/2015
This was really good. I know you are not supposed to hide veggies from your children, but to get any into mine I have to. I pureed the carrots and shallots and my five year old never knew they were there. You could get a lot of veggies in this!! I'll try peas too next time.
Rating: Unrated
06/09/2014
I make this all the time (at least every other month). The flavor is perfect, and it is a great quick weeknight meal. The only adjustment I make is to cut the carrot in half. Otherwise, you end up with a LOT of carrot in it.
Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2014
This had an overwhelming carrot flavor, I thought, but the rest of the family was excited about it. I used soaked and cooked black beans in place of canned, and part of an onion in place of the shallots.
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2013
This was a great, easy base recipe, but I made several substitutions and it turned out a smashing success! 1) used a red bell pepper instead of carrot, 2) a yellow onion instead of shallots, 3) added 3/4 cup of uncooked quinoa and a splash of extra broth, 4) added sun-dried tomatoes, turmeric, smoked paprika, cumin, and a dash of cinnamon. This turned out so well, next time I will double the recipe for more leftovers!
Rating: Unrated
12/04/2012
My husband and I have both made this once. We love it with a good quality kielbasa that's made locally. I love the simplicity of the recipe, it's a quick and inexpensive dinner for us- and it's easy enough for him to pull together when I'm getting home late. We like it paired with cauliflower rice. It's a great budget dinner!
Rating: Unrated
06/06/2012
Very easy, very tasty. A big hit with my family.
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2012
I made this for my family last night (4 adults) and it was a hit! great flavor, easy and quick to make. 10 minutes prep. You could easily prepare all ingredients the night before and throw it together and it would be ready in 15 minutes. Delicous. This will become one of our family's basic weekly recipes. Thanks Martha! 4 stars!
Rating: Unrated
02/23/2011
Made this for my boyfriend's parents on a weekday - was a great casual dinner. I paired it with pilaf and used kielbasa. It came out a little more broth-y than I expected, but still really yummy.
Rating: Unrated
02/05/2011
This was delicious